Susan Glenn, Librarian
"We have been enjoying the Story Table since 2021 when we were lucky to find Nicholas and his amazing stories he shares with all of us! Story Table is a time where you are transported to a magical place, filled with adventures across many parts of the world but that is not all, as the whole family enjoys the dancing and contemplative coloring parts of each meeting. Nicholas has a way of engaging with both children and grown-ups creating a living story. He also brings diversity by speaking different languages and hosting guests from diverse cultural backgrounds, so each story is a treat. We can’t thank him enough for all that he does!
-Gabriela Hydle, Parent
-Joann Sawyer, Elder
"Nicholas as a speaker and a storyteller is incredibly knowledgeable, uplifting, and energizing. He teaches children to understand the characters in the stories he tells through creative dramatics and reenactment. Children learn to empathize with the characters. He engages directly with all attendants by name during the storytelling process which gives the entire experience a very personal feeling. He encourages the children to reflect back on the story through an art activity. Children engage in flexible learning activities as they use random objects around them in the room in creative ways that fit the story Nicholas tells. Dance and movement activities are involved, keeping kids engaged. Nicholas is truly an expert storyteller! I enjoy attending his stories with my two nieces."
-Janelle Turk, Educator
-Brother Timothy Frantzich, Special Guest
"Estamos muy felices mi hijo de 11 años y yo de haber encontrado The Story Table por que Nicolas tiene la magia y el humor para contar los cuentos, mi hijo lo disfruta mucho y no se lo pierde por nada ya tenemos dos años y medio y continuaremos por que los valores, la imaginacion, la creatividad, la musica y el baile son para toda la vida."
(Translation) "My 11-year-old son and I are very happy to have found The Story Table because Nicholas has the magic and humor to tell stories, my son enjoys it a lot and he doesn't miss it for anything, we've come already two and a half years and will continue because the values, the imagination, the creativity, the music and dance are for the whole life."
-Carmen Rubio, Parent
-Anika (age 11)
-Chandler, Parent of four